NHS target for Tories

Sick, sick, sick is the only way to describe David Cameron targeting the NHS during a pandemic to fill his own bank account.

The self-entitled former Prime Minister’s lobbying in the interests of his paymaster, Greensill Capital, is utterly revolting.

A Tory with three homes married to an heiress, who imposed austerity on others and lectured workers as he froze their pay, seems to think taxpayers owe him a living.

The deeper issue that emerges from this scandal is that the NHS is regarded as a piggy-bank for Tories and private companies, treating our most precious public service as source of profits instead of a universal life-saver.

Cameron, who was forced to quit No 10 after losing his reckless European Union referendum, won’t enjoy his new role – as a poster boy for Tory sleaze.

'This is a time for the nation to stand by the Queen'
'This is a time for the nation to stand by the Queen'

Street wise

Labour’s commission on reviving town and city shopping centres is an opportunity to keep the hearts of our communities beating strongly for decades to come.

The lack of bold, ambitious thinking from the Conservative Government is unforgivable.

The party is focused on short-term political gains and balance sheets rather than meeting challenges posed by the rise of the internet.

High streets adapting to changing habits and benefiting from a helping hand will blossom. People enjoy retail therapy and the opportunity to have a cup of tea or coffee while browsing and deciding what they’d like to buy.

To succeed, Labour’s commission must envisage what could be. Vibrant high streets are central to vibrant communities.

Our turn now

When the Queen has stood by our nation for 69 years this is a time for the nation to stand by the Queen.

The loss of her beloved husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is undoubtedly the saddest of moments and a loyal servant is deserving of the support she’d never ask for but we must all give.